Roland Topor


Book, 19.9 x 11.8 cm, 160 p., language : French, publisher : Christian Bourgois éditeur, Paris.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2028/887).

Literary synopsis

Erika is an erotic novel which has only one word per page, of which Topor said: 'My main literary activity consisted of removing the words from all the books I could lay my hands on. It is perhaps significant that one of these books was The Discourse on the Method.' Topor fantasises about being Robinson on his beach, alone, outside of society, and applies this premise to Erika. He isolates a single word on each page which free of its relation evokes its myriad meanings, implications, it is a free and open sign.

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